I catched Wall-E over the weekend when I was so tired and so sleepy. I expected that I’d doze off, but no. I finished the film with much interest and surprise. If you are the type who likes too much conversations in a film, this may not be the one for you. This one is a showcase of movements, colorful animation and 1960s music in between: resulting to a great film. The originality of the story is definitely a saving grace.
The first 30 minutes of the film shows Wall-E with his cockroach bestfriend. The surviving robotical unit was tasked to sort out the Earth’s junks. Imagine a robot deciding for himself what is trash among the trashes and filing it up into cubes. There was a diamond ring he disposed over the ring’s box, which made my mind screamed, “Wall-E, save the ring!”. Heehee. Anyway, what’s interesting was that he got the wits to save a budding plant, with so tiny leaves, and replanted it in a junk boots. How do you program a robot to know what’s useful and not? Another realization is that cockroach will always be there, speaking of survival of the fittest.
Then, Wall-E met Eve, an ET. The robot guy falls in love with her, without her realizing what is love. I think that’s the way it should be. Generally robots (and ETs?) have no feelings. In the junkyard, Wall-E keeps a TV which he plays on occasionally a 1960s Hello, Dolly scenes. Wherein holding hands is the means to express love. The adventure follows.
I don’t mean any spoilers here. I highly recommend this movie because I like the concept and the originality of the story: ecological awareness imparted, uhum but I was afraid to see that in the near future Earth would be comprised of all obese people (!), and of course, the power of love. I think the nicest part here was when the ‘power of holding hands’ worked for the non-humans (that applies the academic side of electricity). I’m not mushy, but I think this is one of nicest love stories ever told. If you happened to have catched it, let me know if you actually agree with me. Here’s a preview: